Chicago’s EGXBH has released a powerful new single entitled “EIGHT46.” The song pulls the listener through a storm of emotions and the overwhelming disgust of how we as humans treat each other. The lyrics speak to all, no matter the color of your skin, sexual orientation– who you choose to love or be– and helps give voice to the belief that we should all just be kind and love one another.
EGXBH has released the song as a double single; there’s a short version for radio play and an extended version with a tense music video for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was the exact time George Floyd was held down for before his life was abruptly taken.
Band member Patrick stated:
“When we created the video it was the same idea: something powerful yet simple so you can grasp onto the words and emotions that we felt while writing it. We used the daffodils inside a Molotov throughout the video to symbolize change and rebirth of all destruction caused by us as humans. We also chose specific words like Love, Hate, Hope, Change, Fear, Pain, Life, Death, and Justice to help show that we have heard all your voices and we are here to stand up for what you believe in.
The video ends with a shot of myself throwing a Molotov and not knowing where it goes was on purpose to resemble not knowing when the next tragedy will happen in this world. We wanted this song to mean something more than just music and words scribbled on paper. With everything we created we feel we did this movement justice and proud of what we said and did.”
Watch the video for EIGHT46″ below and keep checking back for more from EGXBH.